cattle tick

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cattle tick

n.
A brown tick (Boophilus annulatus) whose bite transmits the causative agent of Texas fever in cattle.

cat′tle tick`


n.
any tick of the genus Boophilus that is a vector for the protozoans that cause Texas fever.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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The virus has also been detected in Rhipicephalus microplus (formerly Boophilus microplus), Amblyomma testudinarium, and Ixodes nipponensis ticks in China and South Korea (19,20).
Resistance of cattle of various genetic groups to the tick Rhipicephalus microplus and the relationship with coat traits.